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Georgian College’s Newmarket Academic and Career Preparation program provides upgrading opportunities

Providing pathways to success for Ontario residents

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, it is important for individuals to have the education and skills necessary to succeed in their chosen field.

Unfortunately, for many Newmarket and area residents, completing high school or meeting the academic requirements for a college diploma program or job can be a significant barrier. That is where Georgian College’s (Georgian) Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) program comes in.

The free ACP program provides students with a goal-directed, flexible and supportive academic upgrading experience. It accommodates the realities of daily life, while allowing students to bring their reading, writing, math and other essential skills up to a high-school level.

Students develop skills for success and computer skills to support their goals, improve their study strategies and likelihood of success in postsecondary education, and can even receive a credential equivalent to a Grade 12 diploma.

Who should register?

The ACP program is designed for Ontario residents who are 19 or older and:

  • did not finish high school; or
  • finished high school but lack the necessary academic requirements for a college diploma program, a Georgian degree-level program, an apprenticeship or a job; or
  • want to update or refresh their 21st-century skills for school or work.

ACP program focus

ACP provides academic upgrading funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development to individuals who want to go back to school or plan a career change. It focuses on helping students become more confident, comfortable, and capable in their education, career or training pursuits.

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Learn in the comfort of your own home and schedule your learning to accommodate family and work priorities. This course is delivered online, and students work at their own pace with one-to-one support from faculty.

Next steps

Whether you want to go back to school, change careers, or update your skills, the ACP program is an excellent resource to help you unlock your full potential.

Enrollment in the ACP program is through a continuous intake model, allowing students to start throughout the year.

Want to learn more? Attend an upcoming information session, such as the drop-in Newmarket ACP Open House on March 2, 2023, from 2 – 7 p.m. at the Newmarket Library. RVSP today!  

You can also call 249-288-5890 or email [email protected].

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada- Ontario Job Fund Agreement.